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Matt Jacobus




Bay area


Matt Jacobus makes cartoons and comics, sometimes funny, usually about dealing with difficult emotions.


Matt Jacobus is a young artist born and raised in California. He is recently graduated from the University of California in Santa Cruz with a Bachelor's in Art. Passions include 2D animation and comic art, focusing mostly on digital mediums but fully capable with traditional ones as well. He's looking for equally passionate creators to work with on new and exciting projects.


Freelance Artist

Matt Jacobus Art

San Ramon, CA · 2010 – Present

•Storyboarded and Animated intro for Youtube “Let’s Play” show, Charlie’s Talk-Thru
•Safeway Inc. (corp. office) (contractor)- Collaborated in writing and drew instructional comic to help employees understand and integrate into new internal social networking system
•Designed team tee shirt for UC Berkeley’s CalSol solar car racing team
•Various illustration projects, including books and portraiture

Sprite Artist

MegaBase Studios

Santa Cruz, CA · April 2013 – October 2013

•Sprite animator for Siegebreakers, a successfully crowd funded action strategy game
•Drew, animated, and designed characters consistent with the established style of the game

Contract Artist

Safeway Inc.

Pleasanton, CA · November 2012 – February 2013

·Designed and executed 52 page interactive sequential art guide for internal corporate social
networking site
·Collaborated in writing and organizing instructional manual to help employees understand
and integrate into the new internal social networking system
·Work in a professional, office environment and collaborate with programmers, writers,
and team leaders to create a product that would be effective and entertaining

Design Assistant

Silver Citrus

San Diego, CA · July 2010 – June 2014

•Logo and website design for various clients
•Photoshop and Illustrator touch-up and editing for online catalogs
•Designed site elements such as buttons and backgrounds as well as promotional materials
•Used vector graphics for large, high quality printed car wrap to advertise Silver Citrus


Animation Collaborative

Emeryville, CA · April 2015 – September 2015

•Character Design and Storyboard courses with current Pixar staff
•Developed and pitched original storyboards, as well as critiqued and collaborated in peer projects
•Learned and experienced a design cycle similar to a professional animated film pipeline

BA in Art

University of California Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA · September 2008 – June 2012


Dodger's Paws Safeway Keemia MegaBase Silver Citrus CalSol


Comics, Cartoons, Animation, Graphics


Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, Art, Design, Graphics, Media, Editing, Animation, Illustration, Portraits, Cartoons, Comics